Day One of Stage 2 concluded with the Los Angeles Gladiators taking on the San Francisco Shock. San Francisco hadn’t made any roster moves over the break, but it needs to be mentioned that the transition away from the Mercy meta was embraced with relief by the Shock, as they really never seemed comfortable with the Valkyrie. Los Angeles, on the other hand, made one of the most high profile acquisitions between the stages as they looked to shore up their Tank lineup by bringing in Fissure from the London Spitfire.
With the Dallas Fuel’s underwhelming performance in Stage 1 they entered into the Blizzard Arena looking to begin on the road to redemption for their rabid fan base with one of their new additions, AKM, in the starting lineup. A new stage and a new meta sees the Shanghai Dragons working to potentially start the new year off right with their first win in the Overwatch League.
Stage two of the Overwatch League started with a bang, as Seoul Dynasty took on the Los Angeles Valiant in the opening match. With the Mercy meta behind us, can Seoul reclaim their spot as the top dog? Will the Valiant continue to impress? Tonight’s match gave us a good look at what the future may hold.
In a recent announcement from Overwatch League, the team outlined a new viewership system within Twitch. This was something we had heard about for a while. However, it looks like Stage 2 will have an active system. Here are the details.
With Stage 2 on the horizon, let’s look at some of the teams, and what to expect from them this Stage.
Overwatch League begins again this week. Stage 2 kicks off this week with a lot of changes to look forward too. As many of the interviews have shown, this stage is anyone game. Here are some of the matches to look forward too this weekend.
One of the earliest changes to Overwatch League format made after the season had started was to move the hybrid maps to the first map played from being the last. This was after the first day match between Seoul Dynasty and Dallas Fuel ended in a 2-1 victory for the Dynasty, the last map being a draw and a similar ending the next week to the Philadelphia Fusion vs San Francisco Shock match that saw the Fusion win 2-1 with the last map being a draw. Read more …
Yesterday the Overwatch Fiesta Bowl took place with collegiate teams from some of the top schools competing in the competition. College Esports continues to grow very quickly on the scene and is becoming a major event at schools across the country. Here is how things went at the Fiesta Bowl.
In Stage One an interesting match was the L.A. Valiant vs. the Shanghai Dragons. Some of the game mechanics came into play and our analyst Brendan Lowry explains why taking risks in the league is a good choice for teams.